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16 October 2019

Donata Puntil awarded Senior Fellowship by HEA

Donata Puntil, Programme Director for the Modern Language Centre is awarded a HEA Senior Fellowship and joins the distinguished HEA King’s Academy panel.

Image: Donata Puntil

Congratulations to Donata Puntil who has been awarded a HEA Senior Fellowship – an internationally recognised badge of professional success in Higher Education. 

The HEA Recognition Programme at King’s College London demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. All staff at King’s are offered the opportunity to apply in three categories: Associate Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow and we are delighted that Donata’s impact and leadership in teaching proved her successful in the Senior Fellowship category.  

HEA Fellowships are awarded through the King’s Academy, a centre for educational development dedicated to supporting all staff in enhancing themselves within the university. Alongside the award, Donata was also named a member of the distinguished HEA panel where she will assess future applications and will play a vital role in recognising King’s academics and professional staff. 

I am very pleased to have been awarded the HEA Senior Fellowship in recognition of my dedication, commitment and passion to education in general and in particular to Modern Foreign Language education, to which I contributed for more than twenty years in different positions and with different projects. I am also delighted to be part of the King’s Academy HEA panel, contributing in this way to the assessment of HEA applications. I hope my contribution might inspire other colleagues to apply for the HEA Fellowship, which is a very rewarding, gratifying and valuable reflective process on one own’s career in HE. I truly hope more members of my home department, the MLC, will apply for the Fellowship."

Donata Puntil, Programme Director, MLC

Donata is currently the Programme Director for the Modern Language Centre, where she is responsible for internal and external staff development and intercultural training. Before working at King’s, she worked for the Italian Cultural Institute in London where she co-founded Teacher Training for Italian as a foreign language. 

To find out more about the HEA Recognition Programme, please visit the internal website. 

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Donata Puntil

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